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Restaurants with decent gluten-free options in Dubai

Below is a list of some restaurants which have some pretty good gluten-free options.

Common Grounds

Cuisine: International/ “Australian brunch” style

What I like about it: Healthy wholesome dishes, generous servings, “GF” clearly marked on the menu, well seasoned meals.

My favorites: Breakfast bowl, lentil tacos

Loaded lentil tacos – filled with smashed avocado, mushrooms, sprouts etc.
Breakfast bowl – It can be served with grilled halloumi and eggs

Leen’s Casual to Gourmet

Cuisine: International

What I like about it: Menu includes meals from different cuisines (Japanese, Mexican etc.), “GF”clearly marked on the menu

My favorites: Mushroom tacos, matcha cheesecake, chocolate avocado mousse

Mushroom tacos
Matcha cheesecake and chocolate avocado mousse

Pinza

Cuisine: Pizza, virtual kitchen

What I like about it: Comfort food (classic pizzas for when you are craving comfort food), customizable, vegan options.

My favorite: Truffle pizza with vegan pepperoni, basil pizza (both customized)

Truffle pizza with vegan pepperoni
Basil mozzarella pizza

Something Baked

Cuisine: Manakeesh

What I like about it: Gluten-free options, classical taste and texture

My favorites: Classic cheese manakeesh

Cheese manakeesh

Healthy Little Secrets

Cuisine: Healthy light meals

What I like about it: Combo lunch deal including a bowl+GF bread+hot beverage

My favorites: Tofu lunch bowl with GF oat bread

100% gluten-free restaurants in Dubai – Part 1

As a celiac, I feel quite lucky to be living in Dubai considering the high number of gluten-free dining options. Here’s part 1 of my list of 100% gluten-free restaurants; it feels so good not to have to ask 1,000 questions when ordering – as it is the case in restaurants which do not mark allergens on their menus!

Bounty Beets

Cuisine: International (extensive menu covering different cuisines – including a plantbased menu)

What I like about it: It opens at 8am and serves a broad range of breakfast options! Creative, wholesome dishes, options for all dietary/ culinary preferences. Alcohol is served too.

My favorites: Lentil tacos (Spec Taco Lar), plantbased pizza (Aegean pizza), tofu breakfast sandwich (Vurger), toffee pudding

Lentil tacos (Spec Taco Lar) at Bounty Beets – Crust made of zucchini and flaxmeal
Plantbased pizza (Aegean pizza)
Vurger – Tofu scramble sandwich with avocado, sweet potato hash brown, coconut bacon
Toffee pudding

SEVA Table

Cuisine: 100% plantbased organic menu

What I like about it: Outdoor garden where you can sit on the grass, wholesome dishes with a creative Latin American touch, “superfoods” added to all dishes.

My favorites: Arepas and chickpea “omelette”, matcha cheesecake and snickers pie

Arepas – Filled with vegan cheese and plantain skin “pulled beef”
Matcha cheesecake
Snickers pie, the ultimate bestseller

Kitchen Confidential (virtual kitchen)

Cuisine: Mixed/ International (many Lebanese options)

What I like about it: Broad variety of breads, wraps, sandwiches, croissants which is not easy to find elsewhere. Keto options of wraps. Healthy touch (no refined sugar)

My favorites: Manakeesh, plantbased burger, eclairs

Keto manakeesh, vegan cheese options
Double chocolate eclair
Plantbased burger, beetroot patty